Emmis Communications

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Emmis Communications is an American media conglomerate based in Indianapolis, Indiana.wikipedia
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WQHT

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Throughout the years, Emmis has owned many radio stations, including KPWR and WQHT, which have notoriety for their Hip Hop Rhythmic format as well as WFAN, which was the world's first 24hr sports talk radio station. Also in 1986, the company expanded as they purchased WAPP-FM (renamed WQHT) and WHN (now WEPN) in New York as well as WAVA-FM in Washington, D.C. from the Doubleday Broadcasting Company. On July 1, 2019, Emmis announced that it would sell its New York City stations WQHT and WBLS to Mediaco Holding—an affiliate of Standard General—for $91.5 million, a $5 million promissory note, and a 23.72% stake in the new company. He oversaw 98.7 Kiss FM, Hot 97, and WQCD (CD 101.9), all in New York City.
Owned by Mediaco Holding and operated by Emmis Communications under a shared services agreement, it broadcasts an urban contemporary format.

Jeff Smulyan

Emmis, based on the Jewish word for Truth, Emet was founded by Jeff Smulyan in 1980.
Jeffrey Howard Smulyan (born April 6, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is the founder and CEO of Emmis Communications.

KPWR

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Throughout the years, Emmis has owned many radio stations, including KPWR and WQHT, which have notoriety for their Hip Hop Rhythmic format as well as WFAN, which was the world's first 24hr sports talk radio station.
It is owned and operated by the Meruelo Group, which acquired KPWR from Emmis Communications for $82.75 million in May 2017, officially taking ownership on August 1, 2017, pairing it with KDAY, KDEY-FM, and KWHY-TV.

WEPN (AM)

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Also in 1986, the company expanded as they purchased WAPP-FM (renamed WQHT) and WHN (now WEPN) in New York as well as WAVA-FM in Washington, D.C. from the Doubleday Broadcasting Company.
In 2012, ESPN Radio programming, including local programming, shifted to FM via WEPN-FM (which ESPN took over under a local marketing agreement with Emmis Communications).

WLHK

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In July 1981, Smulyan changed the format from country music to adult contemporary and renamed the station WENS.
WLHK (97.1 MHz), 97-1 Hank FM, is a country music FM radio station owned by Emmis Communications.

WIBC (FM)

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In 1994, the company purchased WIBC and WKLR in Indianapolis from the Horizon Broadcast Corporation and WRKS in New York City from the Summit Communications Group.
It is owned by Emmis Communications and broadcasts a talk radio format.

WFAN (AM)

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Throughout the years, Emmis has owned many radio stations, including KPWR and WQHT, which have notoriety for their Hip Hop Rhythmic format as well as WFAN, which was the world's first 24hr sports talk radio station.
At 3:00 p.m. on July 1, 1987, Emmis Communications-owned WFAN signed on at 1050 kHz, replacing country music station WHN, and billing itself as the world's first 24-hour-per-day sports talk station.

WKTU

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Also in 1986, the company expanded as they purchased WAPP-FM (renamed WQHT) and WHN (now WEPN) in New York as well as WAVA-FM in Washington, D.C. from the Doubleday Broadcasting Company.
In 1986, Emmis Broadcasting bought WAPP from Doubleday.

Indianapolis

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In 1994, the company purchased WIBC and WKLR in Indianapolis from the Horizon Broadcast Corporation and WRKS in New York City from the Summit Communications Group. Emmis Communications is an American media conglomerate based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Other companies based in the Indianapolis metropolitan area include: real estate investment trust Duke Realty; media conglomerate Emmis Communications; retailer Lids; financial services holding company OneAmerica; airline holding company Republic Airways; truckload carrier Celadon Group; and fast food chains Noble Roman's and Steak 'n Shake.

Texas Monthly

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It has also sold Texas Monthly to Genesis Park, LP for $25 million.
Texas Monthly was founded in 1973 by Michael R. Levy and has been published by Emmis Publishing, L.P. since 1998 and now owned by Genesis Park, LP.

WBLS

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On July 1, 2019, Emmis announced that it would sell its New York City stations WQHT and WBLS to Mediaco Holding—an affiliate of Standard General—for $91.5 million, a $5 million promissory note, and a 23.72% stake in the new company.
It is currently owned by Mediaco Holding and operated by Emmis Communications under a shared services agreement, along with sister stations WLIB (1190 AM) and WQHT (97.1 FM).

WEPN-FM

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He oversaw 98.7 Kiss FM, Hot 97, and WQCD (CD 101.9), all in New York City.
The station is owned by Emmis Communications and its operations are controlled by the Walt Disney Company, ESPN Radio's majority owner, under a local marketing agreement.

WFNI

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It is owned by Emmis Communications and carries an all-sports radio format.

KLLI (FM)

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In 2006, Emmis flipped KZLA/Los Angeles to Adult Rhythmic Contemporary as "KMVN, Movin' 93.9".
Bonneville exited Los Angeles in 2000 by selling KZLA to Emmis Communications.

WYXB

WYXB, branded as "B105.7", is an FM radio station owned by Emmis Communications in Indianapolis, Indiana.

WLIB

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WLIB is owned by Emmis Communications, along with sister stations WBLS (107.5 FM) and WQHT (97.1 FM).

Barry Mayo

In 2003, Emmis appointed its first black VP/General Manager, Barry Mayo.
In 2003 he succeeded Judy Ellis as general manager of Emmis Radio New York; the first African-American general manager of Emmis Broadcasting.

Sinclair Broadcast Group

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In June 2019, Emmis announced that it would sell its controlling stake in its Austin stations to their minority partner Sinclair Telecable Inc. (d/b/a Sinclair Communications, unrelated to Sinclair Broadcast Group).
As a result of the deal, Sinclair took over the operations of an additional former Newport Television station, KMTR in Eugene, Oregon (which Fisher, owner of KVAL-TV in Eugene, had reached a deal to operate under a shared services agreement), and return to radio ownership for the first time since selling its previous radio group to Entercom and Emmis Communications in 1999 and 2000.

WFAN-FM

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He oversaw 98.7 Kiss FM, Hot 97, and WQCD (CD 101.9), all in New York City.
In 1997 Tribune sold WQCD to Emmis Communications, and the combination of WQCD and Emmis's two existing New York stations, WQHT (97.1 FM) and WRKS (98.7 FM, now WEPN-FM), gave the Indianapolis-based company an FM triopoly in the New York market.

WWPR-FM

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In January 2006, after 3 years in which Barry Mayo's New York station moved behind Power 105.1 as the second-tier rap station in New York, Mayo announced his departure from his post.
WQHT had been the only New York station featuring current hip hop and R&B since its owner, Emmis Communications, purchased WRKS in 1994 and moved that station towards an adult R&B format.

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After WNBC was sold to Emmis Communications in 1988, a frequency shift on New York's AM radio dial saw WFAN, Emmis's sports-talk station, move to WNBC's 660 AM dial position.

Cincinnati (magazine)

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It was announced on March 1, 2017, that Emmis has sold four of its magazines (Atlanta, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, & Orange Coast) to Hour Media Group, LLC for $6.5 million.
By 1997, the magazine had a circulation of some 30,000 and was acquired by Emmis Communications.

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In December 1994, Emmis Broadcasting transformed Kiss FM as the first station to urban oldies music on a regular basis.

Indianapolis Monthly

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The magazine is owned by Emmis Communications, who bought it in 1988.

KNOU

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On January 30, 2018, Emmis announced it would leave the St. Louis market, selling KSHE and KPNT to Hubbard Broadcasting, and KFTK and KNOU to Entercom.
Heritage's St. Louis properties were sold to the Sinclair Broadcast Group in the mid-1990s, and Sinclair sold the station to Emmis Communications in 2000.